MICHELLE UNVEIL ROSA LET’S EAT GRANDMA
REWORK OF SINGLE “THE BOTTOM”
ARLO PARKS SHARES COVER OF THE SONG
DEBUT ALBUM HEATWAVE AVAILABLE TO
PRE-ORDER ON LIMITED EDITION ORANGE VINYL
MICHELLE have today unveiled a dreamy rework of their single “The Bottom” by Let’s Eat Grandma’s Rosa Walton.
Julian Kaufman (production and arrangement) had to say on the remix – “We love the interpretation of the song. Who would have thought it could feel so inspiring and uplifting!? We’re so glad to bring another voice into the MICHELLE sound.”
And discussing her rework of the song, Rosa Walton (Let’s Eat Grandma) offered the following. ‘I love the track and really enjoyed reworking it. The meaning of their song, especially the chorus line, really resonated with how I am feeling in the current situation, so I wanted to write some lyrics based around that. This time for me, as for many people, has been a time of forced introspection and questioning what I want from life, and to do that you have to ‘see the bottom’! Which can be so scary… but also relieving and empowering.’
MICHELLE are a formidable collective riding at the forefront of New York City R&B. “The Bottom”, a sweat-drenched celebration of their city, introduced them last month via a live performance video of the track in Atlantic Records Studio in New York in February, give it a watch here. Fan and labelmate Arlo Parks also released her version of “The Bottom” here.
Emma Lee (vocalist and lyricist) says of the track – “the song is an ode to the East river. Whispering worries to my mom by the river, mustering up the courage to dive in without fear – diving into what scares me, or into this loyal body of water.
The new track is a dynamic orchestration from the act. ‘The Bottom’ is such a vivacious and vibrant single from this powerful 6-piece collective. Electronic beats and tantalizing synth notes move the track but it’s the soaring and standout vocals that lift the track. The musicians and their vocal melodies captivating and drive the composition. This bold live deliverance effortlessly captures and highlights the musical talents of everyone involved in Michelle. Delectable and soothing harmonies create a hypnotic overtone. This band provides emotion and movement and a strong 80’s vibe at it’s core, they excite us.
The Bottom is taken from the band’s self-produced debut LP HEATWAVE (listen here), which is out now on all digital platforms. HEATWAVE will be receiving a special limited edition orange vinyl release in the UK on 7th August, available to pre-order here.
Fearlessly interweaving R&B, 80’s synth pop, jazz and indie, the group’s unique stylings are the result of production and arrangements by Julian Kaufman and Charlie Kilgore, with singers Jamee Lockard, Layla Ku, Sofia D’Angelo, and Emma Lee. Churning out illustrative, powerful lyrics and primary-coloured harmonies with aplomb, MICHELLE is refreshingly predominated by queer and POC members, and their sound provides a snapshot of summer days and nights in New York City – immediately recognizable to those who’ve lived them (and those that have wished to).
MICHELLE recently revealed they have joined up with Transgressive Records in the UK and Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records for the rest of the world.